Writers Workshops Led by The Upper Room Editors

Looking for ways to sharpen your writing skills?

The Upper Room magazine editors speak at a variety of Christian writers' conferences each year.  You are welcome to register for any of those conference to reap all the benefits of a Christian writers' conference—among which are classes on how to write for The Upper Room.


See a listing of 2017 conferences below and detailed descriptions of some 2017 conferences at the bottom of the page.
 
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat, March 22-25, 2017
Blue Lake Campground, Andalusia, AL  (See below.)
 
Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, April 7-11, 2017
Mt. Hermon, CA (See below.)
 
Orange County Christian Writers Conference, April 21-22, 2017
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
 
Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference, April 28-29, 2017
Omaha, NE (See below.)
 
Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, May 21-25, 2017
Ridgecrest/LifeWay Conference Center 
Ridgecrest, NC (mountains of western North Carolina)
(See below.)
 

SoCal Christian Writers Conference, June 22-24, 2017
Biola University - La Mirada, CA (See below.)

Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference, August 15–18, 2017
Portland, OR

Maranatha Christian Writers Conference, September 28-30, 2017
Muskegon, MI

See below for additional information about 2017 conferences featuring The Upper Room editors.


Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat
March 22-25, 2017
Blue Lake Campground, Andalusia, AL

http://bluelakecwr.com.

Marilyn Turk – Director

Email: emeraldcoastchristianwriters@gmail.com

REGISTRATION: http://bluelakecwr.com/registration/

Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat is a special opportunity for aspiring or experienced writers to experience quality instruction from writing professionals in a quiet, retreat-type environment. The retreat includes three continuing classes and a choice of sixteen different workshops. In addition, attendees will be motivated by inspirational speakers and stirring praise and worship by singer/songwriter Lynn DeShazo. All food and lodging is included in the very economical fee.

For more information, email emeraldcoastchristianwriters@gmail.com.

At this conference, The Upper Room associate editor Susan King will be teaching a continuing class, How to Become a Best-selling Author with Your First Credit which will focus on analyzing magazine markets and writing and marketing non-fiction feature articles.  She will also be teaching two workshops—one on writing for The Upper Room magazine and one on polishing an author’s writing style for any genre.


Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference
April 7-11, 2017
Mt. Hermon, CA (hills above Santa Cruz)

This five-day conference features specific helps for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and even professional writers. Its faculty includes representatives from major book and magazine publishers plus agents and experienced freelance authors. It will offer keynote addresses from New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson as well as mentoring clinics, morning tracks, afternoon workshops, opportunities to meet one-on-one with the faculty, and fun recreational activities among the Californai redwoods.

At this conference, Susan King, Associate Editor of The Upper Room magazine, will be meeting with writers and also teaching a workshop titled "Turning Personal Experience into a Devotional Message." In this workshop, she will focus on how to write excellent and effective devotionals for The Upper Room--and, in so doing, reach millions of readers worldwide.

For more information or online registration, go to http://writers.mounthermon.org.


Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference: Release the Fire
April 28-29, 2017
LifeSpring Church, Bellevue, Nebraska

Check the website for the prices. They increase monthly. (NOTE: If you mention this ad in an email to Kat@wordsowers.com you will receive a $10 discount.) 

http://wordsowers.com/2017-christian-writers-conference/

Wordsowers Leadership Team: Jeanie Jacobson, Kat Crawford, Pebbles Jacobo, Teresa Tierney

Email: kat@wordsowers.com  in the subject line: “Wordsowers 2017”

Keynote is New York Times Best Selling Author, Tosca Lee, along with seventeen other workshop leaders. A great opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers—Friday evening prepares everyone for Saturday’s big day with workshops.

The Upper Room Associate Editor Susan King will teach two classes: Turning Personal Experience into a Devotional message and Style: The Key to Excellence in Writing.


Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
May 21-25, 2017
Ridgecrest/LifeWay Conference Center Ridgecrest, NC (mountains of western North Carolina)

http://www.blueridgeconference.com

http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/blueridgemountainchristianwritersconference - .WKsXxBiZMcg(LifeWay website)

Edie Melson, director
DiAnn Mills, director
Email ediegmelson@gmail.com or mailto:diann@diannmills.comfor questions & general information.
In subject line, put "BRMCWC"

REGISTRATION: 1-800-588-7222

Contact Melissa Inman, event coordinator at melissa.inman@lifeway.com for brochures.

This conference offers writers the opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers, and readers—offering workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories.

The Upper Room Associate Editor Susan King will be teaching a continuing class on writing and publishing meditations for daily devotional magazines and advanced writing and polishing for any market/genre.


SoCal Christian Writers Conference
June 22-24, 2017
Biola University (La Mirada, California)

This three-day conference features 13 continuing sessions for beginning fiction and nonfiction, intermediate/advanced fiction and nonfiction, speculative fiction, memoir, screenwriting for Hollywood, music writing, writing for children, writing as a career, marketing, indie publishing, and a teen track. Faculty includes representatives from major book and magazine publishers plus agents and experienced freelance authors. It will offer keynote addresses from Kim Bangs, senior acquisitions editor for Bethany House and Chosen, divisions of the Baker Publishing Group, Karen Ball, agent with the Steve Laube Literary agency, and Allen Arnold, head of Content & Resources for Ransomed Heart Ministries, as well as numerous afternoon workshops, opportunities to meet one-on-one with the faculty, and post-conference activities at Southern California tourist attractions with conferees and faculty. 

At this conference, Susan King, Associate Editor of The Upper Room magazine, will be meeting with writers and also teaching workshops on “Devotional Writing” and “Writing for The Upper Room." 

For more information or online registration, go to www.socalcwc.com.


Oregon Christian Writers Summer Coaching Conference

August 15-18, 2017

Red Lion on the River Hotel (Jantzen Beach), Portland

OCW Summer Conference offers 10 morning intensive coaching classes, 24 afternoon workshops on writing craft, one-on-one meetings with editors and agents, mentoring appointments, manuscript reviews and professional panels in a relaxed yet professional setting. Daily worship and general sessions will feature keynoters, Frank Peretti, the best-selling author of This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness, and Tessa Afshar, the Christy-award-winning author of Harvest of Gold, and In the Field of Grace, based on the story of Ruth. The conference also features an Early Bird seminar “Create Compelling Novels and Screenplays” with Hollywood script consultant and best-selling author of Writing Screenplays that Sell, Michael Hague.  Other highlights include the Cascade Awards where winners of the annual Cascade Writing Contest will be honored. The conference theme will be, “Filled with His Wisdom” based on Colossians 1:9–10.

The Upper Room Associate Editor, Susan King, will be teaching a seven-hour intensive coaching class “Writing Powerful Devotionals—or How to Write Well in Any Genre.” She will also be meeting with writers for one-on-one appointments.

Registration opened March 15. For more information about the summer conference, visit:www.oregonchristianwriters.org/2017-summer-conference-main-page/

Also, stop by the OCW Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/OregonChristianWriters

Follow OCW on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OregonWriters

Lindy Jacobs, Conference Director

Direct questions to: summerconf@oregonchristianwriters.org